The Numbers Behind Some of the Biggest Brexit Negotiations

Tough choices await negotiators in upcoming Brexit talks. How much, if anything, is the U.K. willing to pay to settle its dues? How many immigrants are too many for British voters? How much free-trade can the U.K. still enjoy with the bloc afterward? Will the U.K. economy keep growing? U.K. and EU negotiators will monitor these key indicators over the next two years to help reach a compromise.

These charts illustrate some of the key data the negotiators will have in mind over the next two years.


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May interpreted last year’s vote for Brexit as a call to clamp down on immigration, which is currently unfettered from the EU. Britain is the second-most-popular destination in the region after Germany, and May is signaling she will impose new curbs.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.